The Hyundai Venue’s new Knight Edition allows it to join the club of all the other special editions from other manufacturers which seem to be the current flavour of the season. It is the second Hyundai vehicle, following the Creta, to receive the blacked-out treatment. For a contrasting black look as opposed to the customary chrome treatment, it is also available in four other hues. Hyundai does not only offer the top-spec form of the Venue Knight Edition; it also provides different petrol engines and gearbox choices.
A black finish has been added to the grille, logo, roof rails, shark-fin antenna, ORVMs, skid plates, and alloy wheels on the Knight Edition. The front and rear bumpers, front wheels, and top rail all have some accents. The ‘Knight’ emblem is mounted on the vehicle, and the front brake callipers are painted crimson. The S (O) variation has black wheel covers but no alloy wheels.
It is available in one dual-tone shade, Fiery Red with Abyss Black, as well as four single-tone shades: Abyss Black, Atlas White, Titan Grey, and Fiery Red. The Knight edition’s all-black decor takes the place of the Venue’s dual-tone interior. Additionally, the entire interior, including the black seat fabric with chrome accents, receives brass-coloured inserts. The pedals are finished in metal, and the interior features 3D designer carpets for a sportier and more upscale appearance.
The current 1.2-litre and 1-litre turbo-petrol engines are available for the Venue Knight Edition. The five-speed manual gearbox is combined with the petrol engine, which is tuned for 81 bhp and 11.62 kgm. The six-speed manual with the turbo-petrol engine is a surprising addition for the Knight Edition, as opposed to the iMT (manual without clutch pedal) provided on the normal models. The turbo-petrol engine has a seven-speed DCT option and produces 118 bhp and 17.53 kgm. A 1.5-litre diesel engine with 113 bhp is also available with the Venue’s manual gearbox, but not with the Knight Edition.
The Venue N Line’s two-camera dashcam has been transferred across, notably for the Knight Edition models. The electrochromic IRVM that is offered by the SX variation is also added to the S(O) MT variant. The Venue now has up to six airbags, an 8-inch touchscreen, wireless charging, an electric sunroof, a tyre pressure monitoring system, and a rear parking camera.
The standard Hyundai Venue competes with vehicles like the Maruti Fronx, Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon, Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Renault Kiger, and Nissan Magnite. The Dark versions of the Tata Nexon and the Kia Sonet X-Line are the only vehicles that compete with the Knight Edition.